Meet Pradyut Bordoloi

Pradyut BordoloiHe has the distinction of being one of the few Indian politicians who is popular both with activists and the establishment. Young, dynamic and in a hurry to get things done, he takes his responsibility…

Meet K.M.Chinnappa

Shekhar DattatriBorn in 1941 to an armed forces family, K.M.Chinnappa is the quintessential wildlife protector. A true son of the soil, his father was a soldier who took to farming after retirement. Chinnappa joined the Karnataka Forest Department…

Meet Ashok Khot

Ashok KhotThe spate of leopard attacks on humans living around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Mumbai, was splashed across the national media in the month of June-July, 2004. Bittu Sahgal met the man at the centre of the storm to…

Meet Dilip Khatau

Dilip KhatauDilip Khatau is a globe trotter whose heart has never quite moved away from India. His ancestral home is Kutchh and his almost singular purpose in life today is to help save the tiger by working together with NGOs, government officials, local communities…

Meet Mrs. Vinay Rathi Jha

Vinay Rathi JhaAs Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, Vinay Rathi Jha holds the key to the implementation of a vital component of the National Wildlife Action Plan – wildlife tourism. An anonymous wildlife supporter for …

Meet Edward Goldsmith

Edward GoldsmithBorn in 1928 in Paris and educated at Oxford, Edward Goldsmith is an environmental prophet. Editor, author, lecturer and campaigner, he founded ‘The Ecologist’ magazine in 1970 and has since challenged global leaders and…

Meet Arvind Kumar Chalasani

Arvind Kumar ChalasaniHe treks the hills of Dehradun, sees the universe in a fallen leaf and looks at children as the owners of a planet that adults seem bent on sullying. A naturalist and conservationist, Arvind Chalasani is a teacher…

Meet P.K. Sen

P.K. SenP.K. Sen has spent his life protecting tiger habitats.December 2002: He speaks his mind, is not cowed down by politicians and is more comfortable with forest guards than urban sophisticates. Born in 1941 in Kolkata, he moved to Bihar in his youth.

Meet Qasim Wani

Qasim WaniBorn in Harwan, Dachigam, Kashmir in 1933 to Fatima and Abdul Rahman Wani (the late Maharaja Hari Singh's head shikari), Qasim Wani knew from the age of eight that he was destined to grow up to protect endangered hangul deer and their magical Himalayan…

Meet Kishor Rithe

Kishor RitheKishor Dnyaneshwar Rithe gave up his secure lecturer's job at an engineering college to work full-time on the one mission that drives his purpose – wildlife conservation. His story proves conclusively that individuals can make a difference…

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